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James Yorkston has been releasing music on Domino Records since 2002 – His debut album Moving Up Country being ‘Rough Trade’s Album of the Year’.
James was an integral original member of the much lauded and hugely influential Fence Collective (King Creosote, Pictish Trail, KT Tunstall, Beta Band etc). James’ first steps out of Fife as a solo artist were made in 2001 after he sent a demo cassette to folk-rock legend John Martyn asking for a support slot on the Edinburgh date of John’s upcoming tour, only for John to hear the cassette and offer James all 31 dates of the tour.
Throughout his career, James has released a succession of critically-acclaimed albums. He has toured all over Europe & North America and played at the major UK music festivals: Celtic Connections, Glastonbury, Greenman, End of the Road, Latitude, Bestival, Camp Bestival, T in the Park, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Field Day, Apple Cart, Doune the Rabbit Hole, Homegame, Eye o’ The Dug, Meltdown, BBC Electric Proms, Other Voices (IRL), Trans-Musicale (FRA), A Summer’s Tale (GER), Accelerator (SWE), Soundlabs (ITA) Electric Picnic (IRL) etc.
James has been featured many times on UK television (Including twice on BBC2’s The Culture Show, Newsnight Review, documentaries for Channel 4 and MTV), as well as appearing on TV in Greece, Ireland, Germany, Poland, France, Canada, Italy & America. He has also been regularly played on BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6; BBC Wales, BBC Northern Ireland & BBC Scotland, performing interviews and sessions for John Peel, The Verb, Late Junction, Loose Ends, Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley, Vic Galloway, Janice Forsyth, Tom Morton, Iain Anderson, Dermot O’Leary, Steve Lamaq, Rob Da Bank, Tom Ravenscroft, Jonathan Ross & Janice Long amongst others.
Formed by Chris Robin Davy and Freddy Armstrong at the beginning of 2018, So So Sun are an ambient, experimental duo from South East England. The band was started as an outlet for them to create songs and ideas outside of the realms of acoustic music, whilst retaining the elements they enjoy - conceptual song-writing, heartfelt melodies and thoughtful, progressive structures. After polishing off their two-track demo at Abbey Road studios, So So Sun are set for big things in 2019.
They bring along a host of different instruments, and often cycle through many of them in just one track, whilst looping and re-looping through live digital software. With picky guitars, floating horn lines, soaring synths, subtle samples and emotionally driven vocals, their vast and ever expanding influences are expressed through a powerful and unique experience.
Since their debut performance, supporting Submotion Orchestra earlier this year, the duo have been writing their first album whilst playing a variety of shows, including a festival appearance at Nozstock, and supporting the likes of Krafty Kuts, Chali 2na, and Natty at local venues.
“The most uniquely talented musician since Kurt Cobain... an absolute genius.” - Alan McGee, Creation Records founder, The Guardian.
Viking Moses announces his fifth album, Cruel Child, out Friday 5 April 2019 on Epifo Music, a new video, and an international tour.
‘Nearly 13 years since his proper debut as Viking Moses, Baltimore musician Brendon Massei is slated to release his fifth album, Cruel Child. As one would expect from someone who is noted for having consistently toured since 1993, Cruel Child offers a dozen dusty and deep and wistful explorations of the soul, written in such a manner they could only have come from a master traveller of dark and imposing paths both literal and philosophical.
Yet in darkness, light; it would be wrong to fully assume that Cruel Child is an album that wallows in its misery. Yes, Massei sings with a deep and haunted voice reminiscent of Mark Lanegan, Will Oldham, and David Eugene Edwards, but like those masters, Massei is adept at hiding beautiful, tender, and positive messages that are shrouded in mystery and melancholy. The power of devotion to love can be found in the swampy gospel grunge of “Let The Trouble Pass,” the slow jam R&B rhythm of “Killing Kind” builds upon the tension of impatience, and the desolate power of bleak country emboldens the unfolding beauty of love in the one-two knockout album-closing punch of “A World So Full Of Love” and “Take Tender,” both of which are astonishingly beautiful love songs presented in a heartbreaking arrangement not seen since Townes Van Zandt.
Cruel Child is an album of dark sounds, to be sure; it is a beautiful darkness, though--one that should not be feared, but embraced. It is an album that unfolds itself slowly; its foreboding and lonely trails growing lighter on subsequent listens, revealing hidden beauty and truth with every visit.‘ - Joseph Kyle